The integration of different perspectives on mobility based on the common spatial reference requires innovative approaches in different areas of geoinformatics. We continue to use and develop concepts and methods of geoinformatics in order to contribute to a better understanding of the diverse connections and dependencies between mobility and spatial conditions.

Research Areas

In the broader application context of mobility there are innovations
promoted in the following areas


  • Acquisition: different types of data collection, data sources and processing

  • Modeling: data type, spatial and temporal resolution, homogenization, quality, suitability

  • Management: organization, data protection, license terms, ethics

Spatial Models & Simulation

  • Network-based and multidimensional assessment models

  • Traffic models und simulations

  • Measure simulation, „what if“ scenarios

Spatial Analysis

  • Route optimization

  • Reachability analyzes in networks

Geovisual Interfaces

  • Exploration and interaction

  • Map generation (web, print)

  • Communication

Research Projects

Research performance is within the scope of funded research projects
and institutionally financed projects

Research is carried out within the framework of funded research projects and institutionally financed projects. As a rule, this is done in interdisciplinary consortia. These allow the transfer of GI competencies into the respective domains of mobility research. The spectrum of research activities ranges from basic and application-oriented to contract research as well as expert activities and scientific support. For an overview of all our research projects, see here.

Study and Research